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Apr 20, 2010 12:00am EDT
to benefit. children's health funds, feeding america, malaria no more, save the children and the united nations foundation. you want more information? go to cnn.com/larryking. how did this idea start, ryan? >> i think it was simon fuller's idea who created "american idol." we've done this now, this is our third time now doing the show. it's raised over $140 million for different charities in the u.s. and around the world, which i believe is more than any other television event. >> larry: how does it work, randy? >> basically we all go out to different areas and the charities we support with the show. the last year, we didn't do one because we felt it wasn't really right with the economy being where it was. so this year we brought it back. i think we're happy we brought it back. >> larry: you go and visit the people you help? >> i went down to mississippi and you saw kara in africa. simon went to arizona. >> i went to monrovia to the food bank to of feeding america. >> i went to seattle to talk with melinda and bill gates about what they're doing globally. and we went to kenya tog
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Apr 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
co-author of a book called "the road from ruin." how to revive capitalism and put america back on top and also ut biz editor with economists and one of the smartest journalists around. thank you for joining us. appreciate it. straight to it. give me the directions to the road from ruin. >> the book is really about our capitalism failed. had lehman brothers went bust and the rest of the financial system went into meltdown, that was clear evidence that we couldn't carry on as before. capitalism was not supposed to involve the government coming in and bailing out all the bankers. so in the book we set out an agenda for reforming capitalism so that it can actually work better and serve the public rather than serve a small group of people on wall street and set out a number of idea, the, some in of the current reforms pushing, others are not. more fundamental. >> what of the president's reforms do you agree with and in your road map first? >> one of the ideas i like, set up a consumer protection agency. i wish it wasn't being set up with the federal reserve, but as an independent agenc
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Apr 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
have a problem in rural america and as conservative marco rubio enters the race for a florida senate he steps into the discussion about immigration. >>> most of what you're about to hear will make you mad or annoyed, anyway. some of it isn't 100% family friendly either like this from senator levin from michigan to goldman sachs executives he believes knowingly sold bad investments to clients and undermined financial markets in the process. >> june 22 is the date of this e-mail. boy, that timber wolf was one [ bleep ] deal. how much of that [ bleep ] deal did you sell to your clients after june 22, 2007? >> mr. chairman, i don't know the answer to that. but the price would have reflected levels that they wanted to invest in at that time. >> but you didn't tell them you thought it was a [ bleep ] deal. >> no, i didn't say that. >> no. who did? your people internally. and that's what the e-mails show. >> the hearing putting congress against goldman sachs is one act. another is an all too familiar of partisan duel or blame game as we call it in washington. they can't agree to present deb
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Apr 15, 2010 1:00pm EDT
all. they say that it's going to make america second rate in terms of space exploration. i want to bring in peter, the ceo, chairman and ceo of the xprize foundation, zero graphity corporation and space adventures which has put people in space. peter, as you told me, you're a kid that loves space and loves it and you're all about this. tell me when you look at what the president is going to say this afternoon, what do you think about it? >> i'm excited. i'm excited about finally getting us going, getting us going as an entrepreneurial nation and going back to the roots of the united states, capitalist society that does amazing things with entrepreneurs. if you think about it, we're spending -- we're going to be spending more money with the president's budget, $6 million more dollars. that money is not going any place but at jobs. what we're doing is creating the googles, intels, apples of the space program that are really going to create true wealth and true capability. >> peter, let's talk about what neil armstrong had to say. the astronaut, great astronaut wrote that he thought t
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Apr 11, 2010 3:00pm EDT
year in the iou documentary that number was 32,000 for every man, woman and child in america. the number has grown, the challenges have grown, a lot has changed in a year. >> dramatically. in the last three years, the deficits have almost gone up ten times but important for people to understand that the threat to our future is not the short-term deficits it is the deficits that will exist after the economy is down, wars is over, pass the crisis. these structural deficits threaten our future, both internationally and domestically and we need to start doing something about it. >> we will get over toen in a minute. first, let's rewind just a bit and pick up where we left off. >> in september of 2008, the national debt was $9.6 trillion. today, it is almost $12.7 trillion, a 32% increase. that is $41,000 for every american. our budgets and national debt are only part of the problem. if you add up our all our nation's total liabilities, in unfunded promises, social security, medicare, other program, you would get over $62 trillion. 6 trillion more than in the fall of 2008. this is how
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Apr 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
seaworld. >> it's all about all the different things that seaworld brings to america. obviously a lot of kids going on sprang brick. that kind of stuff. you think of seaworld as the wail wh whales and all that and shamu. >> thinking they're going to fly off but they don't fly. >> they don't fly. >> you dressed for the occasion. you match the penguins. now, tell us, laura is from seaworld. tell us about these penguins. why are they here? particular type of pen gguipeng >> they're from south america. >> they're not the cold ones. >> not the really cold ones. and we're going to just set her next to her buddy here. and being that they're the temporate species they're able to travel. they're able to just promote the park and let people know that we do have marine mammals but we also have penguins and many other bird species and mammal species. >> these two are life mates. >> they are. >> and this is -- this is what happens with these particular penguins? >> yes, it can. they also are very nest site specific so they'll come back to the same one year after year. >> show that. i have this. i jus
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Apr 27, 2010 1:00pm EDT
an industry that possibly is growing again in america? >> well, clearly, ali, in ford's case, this is a result of all the actions that we put in place three years ago to create an exciting viable profit, growing ford by focusing on a complete family of vehicles from ford and every one will be investment class. see the way the consumers have responded to this new ford lineup and the quality is just fantast fantastic. those are the results we're seeing today. >> you talk about quality. when you and i first talked soon after you took over at ford, quality was an issue, major issue for ford. even though it was part of the tag line for ford, quality was an issue. where are you now with that? >> well, our latest result on both the customer satisfaction portion of quality in addition to the technical aspects of things gone right or wrong, we have just moved into the leadership in the industry and in terms of our quality in the consumers' eyes. so, you know, all of that work, you know, quarter after quarter, is really paying off with the highest quality in the industry today. >> what are peop
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Apr 10, 2010 7:00pm EDT
our special "fixing america's schools." it's a town hall meeting with parents, students and teachers from across the united states, plus education secretary arnie duncan. be sure to tweet or send me your questions. look for this program, "fixing america's schools." next saturday, 7:00 p.m. eastern and next sunday, 6:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. >>> republicans have just held a straw poll, a little hint as to who might lead the 2012 election. >>> also, the rnc chairman admits he's made mistakes. we're going live to the southern republican leadership conference down in new orleans. >>> plus, you probably know about california's problems with earthquakes, right? carried one live right here on cnn last weekend. but there's another region of the u.s. that could see a quake that could be even more powerful than the ones on the west coast. and it could impablct you no matter where you live. >>> be sure to join our conversation. go to the social networking sites at don lemon cnn. we'll get some of your comments on the air. >>> gingrich, palin, steele, a who's who among today's southern
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Apr 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is going to be an enormously expensive proposal and everybody in america knows it's not going to be budget neutral. >> you know, you -- one of the things i think that catches people's ear is the word "radic "radical." is that helpful to the kind of dialogue that should be in politics? and is it helpful to republicans who still fight the image of being kind of mean old white guys? >> you know, my life in politics, i've always told people to speak tempertly and act boldly. radical is not a term that i use very often to describe anything, but there is no question, as a matter of fact, that the policies being pursued by the obama administration are the farthest left -- it's been a gigantic lurch to the left and i think that's what speaker gingrich was trying to convey. b but, you know, the words i would use are the most left wing, because that's what the truth is. >> let me ask you about sympathetic else and just kind of the tone of politics. virginia governor, new virginia governor, bob mcdonnell, designated april as confederate month, something that his two democratic predecessors had
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Apr 11, 2010 10:00am EDT
important voice express the opposite view now. peter galbraith, one of america's most distinguished diplomats over the years has decided that working with karzai is impossible, and draws some very striking conclusions on america's mission in afghanistan, and on karzai himself. >> one of the explanation, based on what sources inside the palace have said, is that he is -- that he may be using drugs. this behavior is very strange. >> what you have heard within the palace does it speak of particular drugs? >> well, hashish use and marijuana is common in afghanistan. >> after that the editor of "time" magazine, a pulitzer price-winning historian and a new columnist for the "new york times." you won't want to miss any of this. let's get started. >>> peter galbraith has served for many years as an american diplomat and has had a dramatic impact on american policy. in croatia, as ambassador, he sounded the alarm that led to u.s. military involvement in the balkans. as a private citizen, he helped the kurds carve out an autonomous republic within iraq. his most recent posting was to afghanis
CNN
Apr 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
change anything on the ground. why for example, france or the united states of america are dealing with these petty monarch and dealing with governments implementing them. my position is quite clear. i'm against implementing them and what i'm asking the scholars, three things what do the texts say what are the conditions and in which context? in the same name of islam, we have to stop and to come to a moratorium on this and to have a discussion exactly like amnesty international when it comes to death penalty it is saying let us first go for a moratorium to stop it right now and then to have a discussion. >> coming up, we will have more of that interview with tariq ramadan, as well as with james zogby who is the president of the arab-american institute on the differences between islam in america and in europe. that's next. we are building a website by ourselves. announcer: there's an easier way. create your own business site with intuit websites. just choose a style, then customize, publish and get found. sweet. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. >>> the burqa is not a religious sym
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Apr 15, 2010 11:00am EDT
president obama at the kennedy space center today outlining america's space program in the post-shuttle era. >>> protesters outraged over mandatory police checks they call racial profiling. i will speak with a lawmaker behind a hard as steel immigration bill in arizona. >>> a clear view of iceland's fiery marvel captured by a cnn i-reporter, my goodness. a volcano clouding travel plans for thousands of flyers. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn "newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> first, they are partying like it is 1773, a colonial times, tax revolt, more sent to a modern-day mutiny against big government. tea party patriots as they call themselves, hold tax day protests across the country today. cnn's jim acosta at the main event in washington where things are getting started this hour. jim? >> reporter: hi, tony. yes, they're just getting this rally started right now. we're on freedom plaza in washington, d.c., just a couple of blocks from the white house. so the setting is pretty fitting
CNN
Apr 11, 2010 1:00am EDT
just one of the topics that's sure to come up next weekend in our special, "fixing america's schools." it will be a town hall meeting on cnn with parents, students, and teachers from across the u.s. plus education secretary arne duncan. if you have questions make sure tweet them or send them to facebook. at don lemon cnn. fixing america's schools. next saturday 7:00 p.m. eastern and next sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern as well. >>> you don't see this every day. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it confederate history month because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side, which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> and terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. >>> all right. listen up. a huge controversy arising out of virginia this week over a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april confederate history month. but left out any mentio
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Apr 1, 2010 12:00am EDT
james two weeks ago was a dog that cheated on america's sweetheart and now apparently he is a dog that cheated on america's sweetheart wearing nazi clothes. like it has gone from bad to worse and it just keeps getting -- i can't even explain. and now extra has learned he is in rehab. they're not saying what he's in rehab for, but we're all assuming it's for sex rehab. and it is -- i feel bad for both parties. this is a woman who just won the oscar and now she is in hiding. that's sad for her. that's sad for any woman. >> larry: would this have been a big story had she not won the oscar? >> sandra bullock is one of hollywood's biggest stars and she was involved in one of hollywood's most intriguing relationships. >> larry: she's just been seen with him walking the red carpet. that adds to the story. >> it adds to the story. even before all this started, hollywood was fascinated by them themselves didn't know what america's sweetheart was doing with this motorcycle bad boy. and was this a relationship that was going to work? we're now seeing what the answer to that is. >> larry: who
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Apr 12, 2010 9:00pm EDT
, one of the main things in mexico that we don't have here, in america you have the presumption of innocence before you're found guilty. in mexico, you're guilty and you have to prove you're innocent. there's no bail for murder. so if he's charged with murder, they'll hold him there. the system goes a lot faster if you are sentenced and found guilty for murder, there's no death penalty in mexico. and there's not a sentence over 50 years. they believe that's inhumane. so he's got one of the greatest attorneys there. there must be something. usually when you go to mexico, larry, when you're visiting there, you become a citizen. so they consider that a citizen of mexico was murdered. the guy probably be in jail right now unless there is some kind of evidence that, you know, they're really trying to confirm. so it could go either way. you got to have a great attorney that knows his surrounding and he picked the right one. >> larry: if you're visiting you're a citizen? >> well, when you -- once you cross the border into mexico, you become a mexico citizen even if you're a visitor. so al
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Apr 28, 2010 9:00am EDT
, kyra, and try to show america what it does and defend itself. goldman sachs said it wasn't betting against its client, says it wasn't betting against the economy, but goldman sachs still merges here as an enemy to the recovery. that's the perception. and i asked this harvard-educated, multimillionaire wall street try tan who, by the way, kyra, at one point grew up in the projects, i asked him, how did this happen? how did he become the face of all of this and what would he have done differently? can i ask you how you became the poster boy for main street versus wall street? you're a guy who grew up with working-class parents, working-class family, your dad was a postal worker, and now you're the guy who's the face of the enemy of main street. how did that happen? >> i know in some quarters maybe that's a fair characterization, buff i hope it's not like that broadly. and i hope it doesn't stay that way. i don't know that -- how it's happened. >> there are people with signs saying america's public enemy number one, lloyd blankfein. that must pain you. >> well, seeing that it would pa
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Apr 16, 2010 12:00am EDT
on america." also aisha tyler, comedian and political moderate. tea party rallies are under way all across the country, especially in new york and washington. we are looking live now at what's going on. we will get reaction now from our guest starting with ann. that was a bit hyperbolic. the two of you ripping into each other. >> now it's on. >> i apologize. that said and this tea party movement, has it had any real impact thus far beyond us talking about it on radio and tv? >> well, there has been a lot of chit-chat about it. i think so. there are a limited number of test cases yet but it did well in new jersey, in virginia, then in massachusetts. of course the november elections coming this fall. i think it's funny after the poll on the new york times. they surveyed tea partiers and it turned out they are more highly educated and a little wealthier than the american populous at large. so it will go from them being hillbillies to republican fat cats, but i think they are regular americans. >> is it your feeling it's been based on classism? >> no. it's liberals who don't want to dea
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Apr 18, 2010 4:00pm EDT
week's "building up america" report. >> reporter: in all of central texas, there may be no one who knows more about rebuilding than the woman who runs this lumber company out on the edge of austin. because for the past few years, that's all her life has been about. >> hey, there. what you got for me? >> reporter: a dozen years back, laura cullen took over her dad's business. and even as a single mother she was making a go of it until new year's eve, 2005. and so then calamity strikes. what happened? >> a massive fire. everything that laura owned burnt to the ground. >> reporter: $1 million worth of buildings, equipment and inventory, gone. laura had no insurance, little savings. but she did have conviction. this would not defeat her. so laura moved into a house on the edge of the property and day by day started to rebuild. now, remember, while this was happening, the entire construction industry in this country took a nose dive. so she didn't have to just rebuild. she has to remake her entire business plan. this is cotton insulation. >> this is made out of recycled blue jeans. >> reporte
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Apr 18, 2010 1:00am EDT
your questions on fixing america's schools. will his solutions work? you decide. >>> been to a movie lately? expensive is an understatement. but grab your popcorn. we'll tell you why you soon could make money off the box office. >>> and it's smartie pants heaven in atlanta this weekend. call them what you want. we'll all be working for these young robotic competition contestants one day. and they're here live to tell us why. good evening, everyone. modern europe hasn't seen anything like it. and it has traveled across the pond all the way to the white house. but not by plane. just by word from european officials that the president's planned trip to the polish president's funeral would not be such a good idea right now. that's because air travel across that country is at a standstill tonight. a volcano in iceland is to blame. it is blasting into the sky around the clorox and no one knows when conditions will get any better. the impact on travel is huge. flight cancellations and travel chaos stretching from ireland and england across northern and central europe and into parts of russia
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Apr 8, 2010 12:00am EDT
those great people in west virginia. >> larry, we appreciate america's prayers. i can tell you that. these are wonderful people. we appreciate all of you. >> larry: governor joe manchin. the democratic governor of west virginia. >>> martina navratilova reveals her next opponent. it's her toughest yet, right after the break. >> larry: martina navratilova, if i have to tell you who she is, you're on another planet. the winner of 59 grand slam tennis titles. she's aarp's fitness title. we received honorary degrees 15 years ago from george washington university. a day we'll both long remember. okay. let's get right to it. you're facing a big health challenge, breast cancer. how did you get the diagnosis? >> well, i had a mammogram in january, and they said i need to come back for a closer look. i went to the australian open, so i waited about a month. in february, i went back. they magnified it. they said, well, there's a cluster, we'll probably do a biopsy just to be sure. so i went to denver. this was done in aspen. i went to denver. they said it looks pretty good. wednesday, my docto
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Apr 19, 2010 1:00pm EDT
back drop to a divided, unsettled america today, april 19th, 2010. in washington today there's not one, but two rallies advocating gun rights. in both cases, the grievances and causes go way beyond guns. actually, one of those rallies is just outside washington, so participants can legally pack heat while they attend. then we have the militias, which take us right back to wre we started. if you think it's a band of prepared zealots prepared for armageddon, you may be right. but maybe not. a militia takes itself and role in civil society very seriously. >> reporter: we're entering a gathering of the southeast michigan volunteer militia. this is the story about preconceived notions, what do you think about when you hear the word militia? how do militia members describe themselves? >> welcome to the picnic tea party, all that blast. >> reporter: we're about to meet a man by the name of jeff kindy. >> we're trying to just show the public who we are. >> good throw. >> we're families, we're brothers, we're sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters. we're just normal folks that believe i
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Apr 11, 2010 7:00pm EDT
coverage in america. >>> now for a look at your top stories, officials in west virginia estimate it will take two days to remove the bodies of 22 coal miners killed in an explosion nearly a week ago. before the bodies can be removed, the mine must be re-vent lated to remove toxic gas. president obama has ordered an investigation into the cause of the explosion. >>> the memory of the nazi holocaust remembrance day, the lib brags of nan zzi concentrat camps. >>> more pain at the pump. gas prices are up nearly 4 cents a gallon in the past three weeks. national average for a gallon of regular is now $2.85. that's up 80 cents since last april. it's not a dream. this is happening in an area chicago torn by youth violence. cnn contributor, education contributor, chicago's roughest neighborhoods, since urban prep, 70 african-american, young men to college. it's the holy grail in ak ka dame yeah. i want to talk to these folks. i'm excited. >> mr. king, when you say 100% of your kids go to college, a lot of people don't believe it. >> right. right. >> so sometimes for their purposes. >> yeah.
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Apr 29, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. this spill is already america's second worst environmental disaster on record after the 1990 exxon valdez spill. at the rate it's going, it could be on track to be the worst. tracking the spill, joining us now, chad myers in the cnn weather center. we talked about this the last couple of nights now. what are you hearing tonight? >> today it became a weather story and now an environmental story because of the way the winds shifted. they're out of the southeast, spilling that sludge right now, tar balls originally, because that's the oldest oil, it is broken down, broken down, lost a lot of volatility and now tar balls coming on shore, although shore is a relative tirm down there. the bayous and ditches. there's the oil spill itself. weights going to happen? by tomorrow, that slick, including the initial surge of tar and oil and almost mayonnaise consistently be be coming up into the bayou. and then saturday and sunday it continues to move. tomorrow, again, it moves farther to the north and to the west. that's all because of the wind. by saturday, it's up to biloxi, sunday it could b
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Apr 15, 2010 1:00am EDT
transform america? he warned us, he warned us with a playbook that sure seems to me that it's all olenski all the time. is this what their change is all about? i want to tell them, naw, we'll keep clinging to our constitution and guns and religion and you can keep the change! >> joining us again paul begala and alex costellanos. by the way, today's event was the last stop on the tea party express. the tour ends up in washington tomorrow on tax day. a notable no show was massachusetts senator scott brown. paul and alex, i want you to respond to what alex said before the break, some of what mitch mcconnell said. >> mitch mcconnell says this bill to regulate wall street is a wall street bailout even though the plain language of the bill says it's not. i have a thick and lust strauss head full of hair, pay no attention to the fact you can see on your screens i am half ball, i actually have a thick and lusterous head of hair. what are you going to believe? me or your eyes. when he says it's lying, maybe i should put that on my forehead. this is not a bailout, mitch. i'm sorry, but that's the o
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Apr 26, 2010 11:00am EDT
, that's just the way it is. appreciate it. thank you. >>> some of the most coveted jobs in america now are apprenticeships. that's where you learn how to do the job on the job. watch our story "apprenticeship" wednesday. >>> coming up, internal company e-mails show goldman sachs bet on the housing crash even bragged about it. those e-mails are fuelling democrats' push for financial oversight. goldman sachs executives face tough questions tomorrow on capitol hill about conduct before and during the housing market melt-down. the securities and exchange commission will investigate pursuing charges against the firm. snrk a violent crime wave in chicago prompts a call for the national guard to step in. the surge in crime include as night last week when seven people were killed and 18 wounded. the police superintendent says calling in troops isn't the answer but two state dau lawmakers say police need help. >> we have the ability with very little effort to immediately deploy these men and women right here in their backyard to assist the police department. >> let's go back to 1970 at kent sta
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Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
face internationally can't be solved by one nation alone. but i do think america's leadership is important to get issues on the international agenda and to move in concert with other countries to have an effective response. there are a host of other issues, obviously that have to be addressed an one of the points that was made actually during the group kay, we are talking here about the instruments of potential war or terrorism but obviously there are also the reasons, the rationales, the excuses for conflict that have to be addressed as well. and i remain committed to being a partner with countries around the world and in particular hot spots around the world to see if we can reduce those tensions and ultimately resolve those conflicts and the middle east would be a prime example. i think that the need for peace between israelis and palestinians in the arab states remains as critical as ever. it is a very hard thing to do. and i know that even if we are applying all of our political capital to that issue, the israeli people, through their government and the palestinian people th
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Apr 25, 2010 7:30am EDT
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Apr 10, 2010 12:00am EDT
really believe america is ripe for a political realignment. i think both parties are basically controlled and owned by the big powerful special interests. the political industrial complex that does business in and around washington. congressman paul knows exactly what i'm talking about. both parties basically decide what the solutions are that confront the american people based upon the different special interest groups that descend on washington. your success in minnesota, jesse, i think had a lot to do with the fact that even in the late '90s there was a real hunger for some sort of new political way. and i think america particularly now with the economy being what it is ripe for that. and i think congressman paul says it exactly right. why are we in america in so many far away places fighting wars in different places when you really have to ask yourself whether or not that is really a vital american interest. and so i think the right person who speaks on these issues, there is a place for them. go ahead, sorry. >> jesse: i can tell you about the wars. people are making money
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Apr 11, 2010 6:00pm EDT
warning. tonight we investigate what sounds like america's version of hidden land mines and what needs to be done to keep more people from dying. >>> a high ranking republican takes a confederate history month proclamation to a whole new level, saying it doesn't amount to diddally. who said it, what did it mean, and why democrats felt compelled to respond. plus this -- >>> a rumbling end of an era for one of the country's most beloved football stadiums brought down by the hands of an 11-year-old boy. we'll tell you about that. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. people across poland today observed two minutes of silence to honor their late president and first lady and nearly 100 other polish dignitaries who died yesterday in a plane crash in russia. the body of president lech kaczynski is now back in warsaw. phil is among the thousands of mourners outside the presidential palace. phil, an extraordinary outpouring of emotions today. >> reporter: indeed. it has just gone midnight here in warsaw. as the camera pans, you'll see there is still a significant crowd of people in this area
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Apr 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. "newsweek" was all in with a monday cover story, "america's back. the remarkable tale of our economic turnaround." it seemed to many overstated or premature but "the wall street journal" was bullish with its thursday headline, "evidence mounts of strong recovery." in a journal survey, three out of four economists said their growth forecasts over the next 18 months will more likely prove too low than too high, but go try selling that to the american people. in a cnn poll this week only 19% said the economy is starting to recover. 34% said it's still in a downturn. are things better than we think? if so, what will it take to bring back consumer confidence? we'll try to make sense of the economy. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." today, the battle over finance reform with the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell, and democratic senator mark warner. >>> then, making sense of the numbers with two top economic analysts. >>> a week of positive economic signs ended with the federal government filing fraud charges against goldman sachs, a fresh reminder about a fi
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Apr 13, 2010 1:00am EDT
administration in america's history would have considered such a step, except, of course, for the administration of ronald reagan. we are keeping them honest. oh sure, we have plenty of employees that... you can label as "different." like janice. uh-huh. yeah. fashion deficient. and tom... copy incapable. it's open kimono time. looking good, dan. oh, we want to make sure all our ducks in a row. yeah. volume control syndrome. but we focus on the talent and skill that each person... brings to the team. i mean, no one's really concerned about labels. not even mine. labels get in the way. disabilities rarely do. visit thinkbeyondthelabel.com to evolve your work force. >>> so, just before the break, we updated you on the story of a little boy who was put on a plane back to russia after the tennessee family who adopted him said they could not take care of him anymore. this evening, authorities in tennessee said an attorney representing the woman won't have anything to say unless charges will be filed against her. that is totally her right. officials said it appears no federal laws have been violated.
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Apr 27, 2010 8:00pm EDT
. and help protect america everywhere... from the battlespace to cyberspace. around the globe, the people of boeing are working together, to give our best for america's best. that's why we're here. ♪ >>> it was a rough day on capitol hill for the elite investment bank goldman sachs as top executives faced off with angry senators. they were repeatedly asked to defend their practice of allegedly selling mortgage investments they knew were lemons, just as the nation's financial meltdown was starting. goldman sachs' ceo lloyd blankfein faced hostile scrutiny on capitol hill. we're going start tonight with chief business correspondent ali velshi. >> i deny categorically the s.e.c.'s allegations. >> reporter: that's trader fabrice tourre, you may know him better as fabulous fab, in a famous e-mail in its charge against goldman sachs. >> how did it make you feel when they were released publicly? >> as i will repeat again, dr. coburn, i regret these e-mails. they reflect very bad on the firm and on myself. and, you know, i think, you know -- i wish i hadn't send those. >> reporter: but t
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Apr 24, 2010 8:00am EDT
immigration a state krinchts people across america are watching, arizona. seeing how we imp meant this law, ready to 1yu67 on even the slightest misstep. >> reporter: many opponents aren't even waiting noor. the governor has been warned to expect lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the bill and expect them soon. the new law is not expected to take effect until late july or early august. 90 days before the legislative ends. an executive order the state's police officers be trained in the specifics of the new law. namely, what constitutes reasonable suspicion and what does not. casey wian, cnn, phoenix, arizona. >> a lot of demonstrations out there. most of the ones we saw opposed to the legislation. earlier in the week the legislation supporters showed up. what they have to say about it? they say, it's about tile. >> stop illegal immigration. want to immigrate, stand in line and do it right. we'll accept you with open arms. but this way, illegally, is illegal. >> i'm in a celebratory nature, going out, having a drink. >> so arizona's new law certainly drawing a lot of attentio
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Apr 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
activity in the adoptive process for the united states and for america. >> we've done some follow up trying to find out. there hasn't been a formal statement or decree or law sign that's saying, in fact, adoptions are frozen, tony. that's an important distinction. this may be more of a rhetorical posture right now after a case that has really infuriated a lot of russians. what the russians are calling for is for a new bilateral agreement to be signed to manage, better manage the large number of adoptions of russian children by american families. that russian official says it's possible this could get put together within three to six months and the u.s. embassy tells us that a delegation will be arriving within the coming weeks and that they're hoping to hammer this treaty out and the u.s. ambassador tells me it could be a matter of weeks or just months before the new proposed bilateral adoption agreement would be signed. >> let's dig deeper here and marty, we'll get to you in just a second in tennessee, but ivan, do we have any idea, an inkling of how this more formal agreement sh
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Apr 27, 2010 11:00am EDT
. >> reporter: meet america's future investment bankers and accountants. >> you have to look out for the dividend. >> i like checking the dow. >> my favorite stock would have to be apple. >> at ariel academy, students learn how to make money. >> the financial ratio, it helps the business, like -- >> save money. >> i think everybody should at least save half of their money. >> reporter: and invest money. real money. thanks to the school's unique saving and investment curriculum. >> the incoming first grade class gets a $20,000 endowment. when they get to fifth grade, students will start to choose stocks that they think we should be buying and we will buy them. >> $67.58 and the dividend is 14 cents per share. >> when students graduate from eighth grade, the $20,000 goes back to the incoming first grade. any profit above that amount gets split. half goes to improving the school or to charity. the other half gets divided among the kid. >> you're not going to invest in that at all? >> some years like 2009, there's no profit and the kids learn that investing is no slam dunk, but that doesn't
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Apr 16, 2010 1:00pm EDT
focusing on, this show and on cnn. don lemon is hosting a special this weekend called "fixing america's schools." it's a must watch for all of us whether or not you have children in the public school system. it's a town hall meeting with parents, teaches and students across the united states and the secretary of education, arne duncan. watch it tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. eastern or sunday, 6:00 p.m. eastern. >>> bring you up to speed with the top stories we're following. starting with a fraud claim in the aftermath of the shousz housing kols lapse. the wall street investment firm goldman sachs is accuse of selling mortgage-backed securities that were essentially set up to lose money. allegedly they were put together by a hedge fund tycoon betting against them. the feds say investigators who bought them lost a billion dollars. goldman sachs says the charges are unfounded. >>> coal mine are standing today today for safety. miners were killed in a blast at the upper big branch mine owned by massey energy. they have turned up more than 60 serious safety violations at more than 30 massey-owned mi
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Apr 7, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, actually,al l.a. is that kind of city. we are the second safest big city in america. crime is down tecseven years in row. tourism is up. until last year, construction was at an all-time high, four years in a row. housing starts in the city, were up as well. but this financial crisis has brought us to a situation where many people have lost their homes. more than 28,000 families lost their homes over the last two years. we have a 14 1/2% unemployment rate, which, all together, have really impacted the economy and our revenues which is why we've had to make some of these drastic cuts. >> and let's just explain this for our viewers who don't know this. what happens? does something have to happen? if something happens will you not reduce city services like libraries, parks, planning public works, or is that going to happen? >> there's no scenario where we don't have to trim our services and the cost of our payroll. the fact is, a big part of the city budget is payroll. you know, our employees have, you know, medical benefits, retirement. they have wages under their contract that are gu
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Apr 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
people are here in america, they've left, they're refugees, to rebuild this countries is going to take money and time and eventually real, any kind of wealth that's flowing through tease societies will be a tide that lifts all the boats and makes everything but better but that's not going to happen overnight and unfortunately for the united states now having gone in is intimately involved and birds are coming home to roost. >> it's hard to get out when you still think there's going to be success. that's the point you're making. do you think the president was right in going to turkey to address the muslim world, right to go to egypt to address the arab world, but you think he blundered when he didn't go to israel. tell us why. >> i think he should be talking to israel. many israelis are not ready to hear his message about he's long-term security. but important in these matters is this a key change in u.s. policy, for decades israeli has been given a blank check. israeli has been able to do whatever it likes and there's an idea in america that the intere interests of israel are exac
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Apr 25, 2010 10:00am EDT
and the other investors would have made money what is happening here is a familiar trend in america after a boom and bust. we all feel embarrassed and ashamed and somewhat culpable in having glorified industries products and people that then crashed miserably. in order to relieve our sins we turn on the people we used to lionize and throw them to the wolves. we criminalize what were standard business practices, some of which might have been aggressive but none of which were illegal. i'm all for financial reform. derivatives should be regulated there should be capital requirements for credit default swaps, maybe they shouldn't be legal, but you can't make those decisions retrospectively. i'm in favor of tighter regulation but also in favor of the rule of law, of due process. and of equal justice. even for people who make tens of millions of dollars. that's my view, you'll hear others as we convened an extraordinary panel to talk about this. i think there's a deposition de here. having given them huge sums of taxpayer dollars to bail them out, taxpayers and others are saying this is w
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Apr 18, 2010 7:00pm EDT
another town hall discussion on fixing america's schools, so make sure you look for that discussion coming soon right here on cnn. >>> tonight, patience is running thin not only for stranded air travelers but from airlines losing millions by the day, all because of one stubborn volcano. when will they fly again? one day before the anniversary of one of the deadliest terror attacks on u.s. soil, a former president worries a current political climate might be cultivating more timothy mcveighs. tonight you'll also hear from the youngest survivors of the oklahoma city bombing 15 years later. >>> you've heard it often -- get a good financial adviser to make sure your money is safe. some church leaders say the house of worship is the key to obtaining and accumulating personal wealth. they'll join us live to tell us why. i'm don lemon. >>> europe's travel nightmare could begin to improve in just a matter of hours. a european union commissioner says if the ash cloud continues to move, and that's a big if, almost half of the air space would be risk free tomorrow, they think. meantime, test f
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Apr 24, 2010 1:00am EDT
america. >>> tonight arizona governor jan brewer, defies the president and signs the toughest immigration bill into law. on the same day, obama slammed the bill as misguided. governor brewer insisted critics are overreacting that the bill will protect not profile arizona citizens. listen. >> my signature today represents my steadfast support for enforcing the law. both against illegal immigration and against racial profiling. >> thousands took to the streets protesting the bill which gives police power to stop anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant. the question is reasonable suspicion. that's undefined in the bill. arizona republican, joins us, and miguel perez joins me who opposes it. thank you for being with us. miguel those who support the measure say look it will not lead to racial profiling, somebody has to be doing something suspicious to be approached by the police in question? >> who is to regulate what the police, each cop is going to do, once this law is out. i could dress down, anderson, go to an hispanic neighborhood, hang out on the street corner as i o
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Apr 19, 2010 1:00am EDT
lewis, who president bush called one of america's great heroes, i don't think anyone wants to be in the business to call john lewis a liar. i think we need to take people at their word. we need to restore a sense of civility, stop demonizing people who disagree with us, and stop getting in denial that the fact the fringe has been blurring with the base in the past year. and there are principled disagreements and arguments that should be had in politics, but we need people to stand up to the extremes on both sides, and stop the cycle before it escalates even further. and there's a special responsibility for folks to stand up to the extremes on their own side. the reluctance to do so is a sign of cowardice. >> thanks to john avalon. >>> pope benedict meets with some of the victims of a sexual abuse scandal rocking the roman catholic church. what did he say to them. >>> and why tomorrow may be the last chance you will ever have to get a glimpse of the space shuttle. let me show you. there's a new 24-hour heartburn formula that's different. it's called zegerid otc. only zegerid otc has both
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Apr 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
would know better than to illegally smoke on a plane and then in post-9/11 america make a joke about a shoe bomb. one would think. there is, though, a happy ending. with a nudge from the state department, the qatari embassy has decided it is best to send al madadi home. not soon enough. >>> 76 hours and still waiting. the families of four west virginia miners still unaccounted for hope to learn this hour that rescue teams have been cleared to resume their search efforts. those teams went into the upper big branch mine this morning but had to pull out unfortunately because levels of toxic gases were still too high. the explosion took place at 3:00 p.m. monday. 25 miners are confirmed dead, but the families of the four still unaccounted for have been waiting anxiously more than three days now. >> it's a roller coaster for these people. it's very emotional. you can only imagine what it would be like. >> officials hope to be able to resume the search this hour and cnn's brian todd is standing by as we wait for the latest update. brian. >> reporter: john, we are at a very critical point in
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Apr 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
as florida. is there a middle in america that will rally to help this guy way down in florida. with the early primary season and contentious election, all we hear about is left and right. is there a middle left in america, in your view, that will care be the state of florida and this republican governor? >> i think there is. there are a lot of people who feel that our politics has become so fractured that it just isn't operating, it just isn't functioning. i think there are people that will help charlie crist that will go down campaigning for him. it's going to be a serious shot at it and it's going to have reverberations nationwide. there's a smalle sliver in both parties that care passionately about the party and the party candidate and the purity of the party candidate. most people just want education to work. they want the country defended. they want terrorism defeated. they want the potholes filled. and they don't care which party it is or who gets the credit or those kinds of things. and if charlie crist can grab on to that, he's going to take it. you got to remember, neither
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Apr 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
america too often feeling like they're on life support. >> eight times out of ten, maybe nine times out of ten, the economy drives our politics and what people think is often more important than what the numbers say. what they think at the moment, nine in ten americans rate the state of the economy fair or poor, troubling news for the president and his democratic part. we will begin there with paycheck politics as we close out a remarkable week. ♪ >>> to reflect and look ahead, a republican strategist who served as political director in the bush white house. democratic congresswoman donna edwards, democrat of maryland and the editor and chief of "the hot line" and tracking midst term races. the economy and the president's tone today, careful though good news. you would think the administration would want to jump up and down. i want to show viewers why the president might be cautious. in the spring of a midterm election year. go back and look at 1994, president clinton at this point, approval rating 48%. the first quarter gdp growth, 4%. a little better than what president obama ha
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Apr 26, 2010 9:00pm EDT
over arizona's new immigration law, the toughest in america. it is racist? reverend al sharpton dough announces it. sheriff joe ar pay yoe defends it. i referee next on "larry king liv live". brett michaels from poison and reality tv stars in critical condition this week. he suffered a brain hemorrhage last week. joining us with all the late sest donald trump jr., executive vice president of the trump organization. his father will be here wednesday night, by the way. he appears on nbc's "celebrity apprentice," one of the more successful nbc shows. brett is currently a contestant on that show. dr. sanjay gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon. he'll be joining us in a moment. and in los angeles, carlos diaz, syndicated radio host and former correspondent for "extra." what's the latest, carlos, on his condition? >> well, the latest, of course, is that brett michaels will be going -- undergoing tests all week long as doctors continue to try to find the source of the bleeding. there have been several reports that he is out of the woods. that is not true. he is still listed in critical conditi
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Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> don't worry about your adoption plans. that's the message to thousands of american families who have waited years and spent tens of thousands of dollars to adopt russian children. the u.s. ambassador to russia is trying to ease families' fears after a tennessee woman's decision to return a russian adoptee has actually impacted the system. cnn's ivan watson has more. >> reporter: turning 8 years old this week. his birthday will be anything but normal. >> he's very confused about all this. >> reporter: pavel is russia's top children's welfare official. he says our children's adoptive american family lied to the boy last week before shipping him off on a solo transatlantic flight to moscow. she sh he shows us a signed copy of the letter from his adoptive mother, torre hansen, which the boy was carrying when he arrived in russia. the
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